Kirby didn’t rely on serendipity as a concept per se, but it did rely on the idea of a relationship between the hero, Joe, and the heroine, Rachel, being kismet. Kismet is a kind of serendipity, in my opinion, in that no matter what happens, these two souls will be brought together in the end. Well, I guess I’m just a grumpy old lady for not believing that kind of thing can happen anywhere outside of a rom com.
Now, that’s not to say that the whole novel didn’t work. Here’s what I thought worked really well:
Here’s what didn’t work for me (again, keep in mind I’m a grumpy old lady who hated the movie Serendipity and doesn’t believe in the entire concept of kismet):
But, overall, if you’re in the mood for a light, fluffy rom com, and if you liked the movie Serendipity (or even the old-time Rock Hudson/Doris Day romps), you should probably consider giving this one a try.
Full disclosure: we received an ARC from the author free of charge.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
It’s not doing anything to contribute, and it’s not really doing anything to crush the stigma. It’s Switzerland.
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